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Best Place To Travel In Winter Vacation

If you love to challenge teeth-chattering cold weather and enjoy the beautiful winter scene, then the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the carnival for you.

The festival opens at the beginning of January and runs for two months to the end of February. First celebrated in 1985, the festival was inspired by Heilongjiang traditional lanterns, which were carved out of ice and illuminated by candles...

 

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Are You A Tea Lover?

Are you a tea lover? If you are, there is something you must know about tea. Tea-drinking is an important part of Chinese culture. People drink tea a variety of kinds of occasions and purpose.

People in Guangdong drink “morning tea” to start their day. Xishuangbanna is famous for its Pu'er tea that contains high-level of Vitamin C. The Dai people here drink tea for the purpose of health. Pu’er tea can help digestion and fat break down...

 

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Story of Spring Festival

Long ago in the mountains, there lived a horrible demon creature named Nian. Every year, on the first day of the year, the beast would awaken and descend upon the village. He would eat all the grain and livestock. The villagers lived in fear of this beast and boarded up their houses on this night to protect their families...

 

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Discover the Food

What People Eat During Chinese New Year?

Everyone knows that Chinese people celebrate Lunar New Year’s Eve (新年--Xīnnián) by cooking and eating a family feast together.

But do you know that different regions in China have their own delicacies to share on this special family reunion occasion? 

Northerners eat dumplings. They prepare them before midnight to eat on the first day of Lunar New Year to bring good luck...

 

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Family Reunion – Tangyuan

Follow a week-long celebration of Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival is coming, which means another family gathering again. After having feasts for an entire week, Lantern Festival is more like a dessert time.

The signature food to eat at this festival is sweet rice balls (汤圆 Tāngyuán). It is a ball shape food made by glutinous rice flour. The shape and the pronunciation of tangyuan symbolize being together with your beloved one and family reunion...

 

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Why Dumplings matters?

With a history of more than 1,800 years, dumplings (饺子 Jiǎozi /jyaoww-dzrr/) are a classic Chinese food, and a traditional dish eaten on Chinese New Year's Eve, widely popular in China. It's not only because it's yummy and tasty, but also the meaning behind. Chinese people believe it is a symbol of wealth and good luck in Chinese culture...

 

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Discover the Places

JW Marriott Hotel, Chengdu

The JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu is located in the center of Chengdu, just right around the symbol of luxury, Tianfu Square. The journey from the airport is around 45 minutes by car, while The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a 30-minute drive away.

The Hotel presents its unique style in a polished and refined way. This skyscraper hotel is all big city glitz on the outside and cool calm interiors. Expect swathes of cream and grey marble, dark woods, and delicate crystal chandeliers brushed with auspicious shades of gold and traditional Chinese motifs...

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Meet the Pandas in Chengdu

Located on Futou Mountain, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas. The Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2016, it had more than 124 panda births, and the captive panda population had grown to over 300.

The base is considered a Chinese national treasure. It is known as the best tourist destination to get closer to rare giant pandas...

 

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YU Garden – A Must-see Attraction in Shanghai

Yu Garden (Chinese: 豫园 Yù Yuán) was a private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. It was the largest and most prestigious property in Shanghai at that time.

The garden has a very unique design. Delicate pavilions, zigzag bridges, and sculpted rockeries perfectly blend in with the community. For those looking for a glimpse into ancient China, as reflected in movies and books, this is the place to be...

 

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Shaanxi History Museum

Located in the southern suburbs of Xi'an city, Shaanxi Provincial Museum is a tribute to Shaanxi's glamorous imperial past. The museum itself has shown the tradition of ancient Chinese elegance from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) style.

The predominant colors of the halls are black, white and grey, which give the rooms an atmosphere of solemnity and rustic charm...

 

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The Anshun Bridge

The Anshun Bridge (Chinese: 安顺桥) is a bridge in the provincial capital of Chengdu in Sichuan, China. Just likes its name, the bridge looks peaceful and propitious. The covered bridge contains a relatively large restaurant and is a popular eating location in the city.  The bridge is especially beautiful to see at night...

 

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